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  • Commentary: flight commander course reflection

    I feel privileged I was given the opportunity to participate in the flight leadership course and network with other flight leaders at Little Rock AFB. The four-day course was structured to give flight leaders a glimpse of the resources the Air Force and Team Little Rock has for our Airmen and their families, and also to help us individually develop
  • Civilians’ wellness in health-conscious military

    As a civilian employee working on Little Rock Air Force Base, I’m surrounded by health-conscious Airmen who exercise at least three times a week. Unlike me, they don’t seem to struggle with eating right and drinking water instead of doughnuts and gallons of sugary soda. I’m probably 40 pounds overweight. I huff and puff when I walk up the stairs, and don’t sleep well for most of the week. After receiving two emails about the Civilian Health Promotion Services Wellness Outreach, I signed up for The Importance of Sleep, Building a Healthy Core, and Physical Health Triangle, to get tips on living a healthier life and to see what CHPS had to offer during this annual event.
  • OP ED 19 AW Role in National Defense Based on New Strategy

    Our Airmen are busier than ever and remain dedicated toour mission. On average, every three minutes a Mobility Air Forces aircrafttakes off at some location across the world ensuring America’s Air Force isalways there, and our 19th Airlift Wing Airmen contribute to this astoundingfeat. In 2017, we launched over 1,750 missions to support a variety
  • We’re All Personnelists at Heart

    As Team LittleRock (TLR) welcomes 2018 with ambition, open arms and a fair amount ofuncertainty, it is incumbent upon Commanders to stress the importance ofputting “first things first” and effectively communicating our priorities as webrace for what 2018 has to offer. In the spirit of empowerment andtransparency, as well as in an effort to
  • C-130 aircrews: no strangers to providing assistance on ground

    C-130 aircrews are no strangers to providing assistanceto those on the ground.  Normally thattakes the form of delivering critical supplies to a remote outpost or puttingcombat-rigged airborne troops safely on a drop zone.  However, on a recent 62d Airlift Squadronstudent training mission our formation was able to unexpectedly lend a hand tolocal
  • 75 years strong: 41st Airlift Squadron celebrates historical milestones

                 The 41stAirlift Squadron celebrated its 75 year anniversary in February 2017, invitingall current and former Black Cats and friends to commemorate the occasion.  The 41st AS stems from a long tradition oftactical airlift, which all began in mid-February, 1942, with the creation ofthe 41st Troop Carrier Squadron at Duncan Field, Texas. 
  • #Leadership - deeds, not words, make it happen

    Leadership is necessary. Leadership is crucial. Leadership is vital.Leadership is -insert your favorite adjective here. Leadership, the word, is just worn out. In the Air Force, we hear this word so often it seems to have lost its value - it's watered down.We have overused it so much it has become more of a tagline, or a label, or a cliché rather
  • Why I am a Victim's Advocate

    When I was sophomore through senior in college, I became a peer-tutor mentor, which was a student that helped freshman smoothly transition from high school to their first year of college in any way that was needed.While performing the duties as a mentor, a door was opened for me to have the unique privilege and unexpected chance to become an
  • The diamond experience

    Have you ever sat in your unit wondering, "Who can I talk to about this issue, or how is my unit allowing this to happen?"Ever thought to yourself, "I would never handle an issue that way"?Well, I can recall being that person a time or two. It wasn't until I actually tried to be part of the solution, approached my first sergeant about an issue and
  • AMC commander, chief send well holiday wishes

    As we continue through this holiday season and approach the new year, Ricki and I, along with Chief Kaiser and Debbie, want to share how extremely proud we are of you - our mobility Airmen and the mission you accomplish every day. Thank you for all you do in support of our great nation.Whether you're at home station or deployed to a forward